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5 Strategies to Drive Sales Productivity

5 Strategies to Drive Sales Productivity

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan September 3, 2019

Almost every company struggles with sales productivity, and this problem is only exacerbated by the rising pressure to meet or exceed increasing revenue targets. Organizations are growing their sales teams and chasing more aggressive sales goals, but they aren’t scaling their processes, best practices, and sales tools at the same rate. As a result, productivity…

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Asset Management, Banking, Consulting, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Other Industries, Technology, Telecommunications, Wealth Management, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement, Sales Productivity
How to Leverage Sales Efficiency and Sales Effectiveness to Improve Sales Productivity

How to Leverage Sales Efficiency and Sales Effectiveness to Improve Sales Productivity

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan August 26, 2019

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker, father of modern management theory In other words, just because you CAN do something, does that mean you SHOULD? And what SHOULD you be doing anyway? ‘Sales efficiency’ and ‘sales effectiveness’ sound like vague concepts, but they can actually have a…

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Asset Management, Banking, Consulting, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Other Industries, Technology, Telecommunications, Wealth Management, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement
5 Qualities of All-Star Inside Sales Reps

5 Qualities of All-Star Inside Sales Reps

Seismic
Written by Seismic November 23, 2015

Across industries, inside sales is growing. Modern inside sales is well beyond the days of dialing for dollars. For startups, taking advantage of email, telephone and video conferencing is a good way to get started quickly. For large businesses, bringing outside sales back in-house to use the latest technology can be a huge cost saver.…

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Sales Effectiveness
Competition vs Collaboration - What Drives High-Performing Sales?

Competition vs Collaboration – What Drives High-Performing Sales?

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan August 13, 2019

Competition is in our nature. We compete against other teams or individuals in sports, we compete with siblings for our parents’ attention, we compete with our peers for the best jobs, we compete with coworkers for a raise or promotion. Sales in particular is known for its dog-eat-dog, quota-oriented nature, which serves to basically position…

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Digital transformation, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement
automate proposals, RFP automation

Top 13 Tools to Automate Proposals

Matt Ellis
Written by Matt Ellis November 2, 2018

Tools that automate proposals save organizations countless hours and dollars. Without a tool to automate proposals your organization can miss out on deals. The platforms available today reduce the friction of fulfilling an RFP by providing users with the ability to automate the process, track results, reuse templates, quickly customize a proposal, and collaborate within…

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Technology, Marketing Efficiency, Sales Effectiveness
The Shift From Sales Reps to Trusted Advisors

The Shift From Sales Reps to Trusted Advisors

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan July 2, 2019

State of buyer engagement in 2019 Buyers today can obtain product information and read reviews without ever talking to a salesperson, embarking on as much as 57% of the buyer’s journey alone. Because prospects and buyers are more educated their expectations have also increased. Customers today expect salespeople to act as trusted advisors. When buyers…

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Buyer Engagement, Buyer's Journey, Sales Effectiveness
sales excellence

What is Sales Excellence?

Matt Ellis
Written by Matt Ellis October 26, 2018

What is sales excellence? Well, excellence is an amorphous and difficult thing to not only define but also achieve. We could spend years in therapy talking about how to know when you’ve achieved excellence in both your personal and professional life. When will all these feelings of inadequacy and inability to measure up to Bill…

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Technology, Sales Effectiveness
8 Reasons Your Sales Reps are Losing Deals

8 Reasons Your Sales Reps are Losing Deals

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan July 23, 2019

Buyers have taken control of the modern sales cycle, and successful salespeople today know they need to act like trusted advisors with prospects to simplify their decision-making process, understand their needs and behavior, and deliver immediate value, otherwise they will lose the deal. Great sales managers and sales reps won’t just accept that a deal…

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Asset Management, Banking, Consulting, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Other Industries, Technology, Telecommunications, Wealth Management, Buyer Engagement, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement